Thursday, July 24, 2008

Awareness on ANA-Antinuclear Antibodies

I was waiting the whole day for Tin’s call, she’s going to Cebu this weekend and I asked her if she’s fit for a travel now with her present condition. She was excited the other day and sent me a text message that she’s clear of Lupus as indicated in her laboratory test. We’ll together pray that she’ll be found negative of Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) too. These diseases are not really familiar to me and if something is bothering me I really do some research. This time I’m going to quote what I’ve found from

“It says that we have antibodies in our blood that repel invaders into our body but ANAs are unusual antibodies, detectable in the blood, that have the capability of binding to certain structures within the nucleus of the cells. The nucleus is the innermost core within the body's cells and contains the DNA, the primary genetic material. ANAs are found in patients whose immune system may be predisposed to cause inflammation against their own body tissues. Antibodies that are directed against one's own tissues are referred to as auto-antibodies. The propensity for the immune system to work against its own body is referred to as autoimmunity. ANAs indicate the possible presence of autoimmunity and provide, therefore, an indication for doctors to consider the possibility of autoimmune illness.”

Now I’m beginning to learn what this ANA disease is all about and this can be tested through blood sample. Did you know that 5% of the population has it? It’s just a survey but I really wonder at all the modern diseases that came into this modern generation, I have a thought that with all these modern conveniences we have in our high technology world we also have these modern diseases that’s keeping up with the times. I’m sure if my grand grandparents were alive they would be amazed at the number of diseases the world have now. All I know is no matter how complicated these diseases are God can take it all in His healing hands. I’ll pray that when the time comes for my friend’s laboratory test results it will be NEGATIVE.


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